Strand Road PSNI station to stay open 24-hours

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The public enquiry office at Derry’s main police station will not be affected by cutbacks, it has emerged.

Police have now confirmed that Strand Road police station will continue to operate on a 24-hour a day basis, despite changes to opening hours at other stations across the north west.

Waterside PSNI station, Limavady, and Strabane will all be changed to 12-hour opening.

The PSNI have confirmed that all its stations will move to 12-hour opening apart from Strand Road and Musgrave in Belfast.

Chief Inspector Tony Callaghan, the Foyle Area Commander, said the current pattern of usage supported maintaining the status quo at Strand Road.

“Despite the changes across Northern Ireland, police will continue to remain accessible through the 101 non-emergency number.

“Policing remains a 24-hour, seven days a week operation and we will continue to be there at people’s time of need.”

From December 1st, the enquiry offices at Waterside, Limavady and Strabane will open between 8am and 8pm seven days a week.